Puneet Varma

The Longships in Harbour

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Originally published  1970
Author  William McIlvanney
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The Longships in Harbour is a collection of poetry by Scottish author William McIlvanney. It was first published in 1970.

The poems in this collection deal largely with the poet's experiences of growing up in a working class area of Scotland, particularly his family life. The most famous and striking poem in the collection is "Initiation", a raw, intense poem in memory of his father.

Other themes dealt with throughout are poverty, famine, war, youth and innocence, and the passage of time.

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